Missing Children’s Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2013 (H.R. 3092; 113th Congress)

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1st Session

H. R. 3092


September 12, 2013

Mr. Guthrie (for himself, Mr. Kline, and Mr. Walberg) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


To amend the Missing Children’s Assistance Act, and for other purposes.

Section 1. Short title[edit]

This Act may be cited as the “Missing Children’s Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2013”.

Sec. 2. Special rule[edit]

Whenever the term title is used for the purposes of this Act it shall be replaced with the term Act.

Sec. 3. Amendments[edit]

(a) Findings–[edit]

Section 402 of the Missing Children’s Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5771) is amended—

(1) by redesignating paragraphs (3) through (9) as paragraphs (4) through (10), respectively, and
(2) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following:
(3) many missing children are runaways;.

(b) Duties and functions of Administrator–[edit]

Section 404 of the Missing Children’s Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5773) is amended—

(1) in subsection (a)—
(A) in paragraph (5)—
(i) by striking “Representatives, and” and inserting “Representatives, the Committee on Education and the Workforce of the House of Representatives,” , and
(ii) by inserting “, and the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate” after “Senate” ,
(B) by redesignating paragraphs (4) and (5) as (5) and (6), respectively, and
(C) by inserting after paragraph (3)the following:
(4) coordinate with the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness to ensure that homeless services professionals are aware of educational resources and assistance provided by the Center regarding child sexual exploitation;,
(2) in subsection (b)—
(A) in paragraph (1)—
(i) in subparagraph (C)—
(I) by striking “and” after “governments,” , and
(II) by inserting “State and local educational agencies,” after “agencies,” ,
(ii) in subparagraph (R)by striking “and” at the end,
(iii) in subparagraph (S)by striking the period at the end and inserting a semicolon, and
(iv) by adding at the end the following:
(T) provide technical assistance and training to State and local law enforcement agencies and statewide clearinghouses to coordinate with State and local educational agencies in identifying and recovering missing children;
(U) assist the efforts of law enforcement agencies in coordinating with child welfare agencies to respond to foster children missing from the State welfare system; and
(V) provide technical assistance to law enforcement agencies and first responders in identifying, locating, and recovering victims of, and children at risk for, child sex trafficking., and
(B) by amending paragraph (2)to read as follows:
(2) Limitation–[edit]
(A) In general–[edit]

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no Federal funds may be used to pay the compensation of an individual employed by the Center if such compensation, as determined at the beginning of each grant year, exceeds 110 percent of the maximum annual salary payable to a member of the Federal Government’s Senior Executive Service (SES) for that year. The Center may compensate an employee at a higher rate provided the amount in excess of this limitation is paid with non-Federal funds.

(B) Definition of compensation–[edit]

For the purpose of this paragraph, the term compensation —

(i) includes salary, bonuses, periodic payments, severance pay, the value of a compensatory or paid leave benefit not excluded by clause (ii), and the fair market value of any employee perquisite or benefit not excluded by clause (ii); and
(ii) excludes any Center expenditure for health, medical, or life insurance, or disability or retirement pay, including pensions benefits.,
(3) in subsection (c)(1)—
(A) by striking “periodically” and inserting “triennially” , and
(B) by striking “kidnapings” and inserting “kidnappings” , and
(4) in subsection (c)(2)by inserting “, in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (20 U.S.C. 1232g)” after “birth certificates” .

(c) Grants–[edit]

Section 405(a) of the Missing Children’s Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5775(a)) is amended—
(1) in paragraph (1) by inserting “schools, school leaders, teachers, State and local educational agencies, homeless shelters and service providers,” after “children,”, and
(2) in paragraph (3) by inserting “and schools” after “communities”.

(d) Authorization of appropriations–[edit]

Section 407(a) of the Missing Children’s Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5777(a)) is amended by striking “such” and all that follows through the period at the end, and inserting “$35,800,000 for each of the fiscal years 2014 through 2018, up to $32,200,000 of which shall be used to carry out section 404(b) for each such fiscal year.” .

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).